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Old 11th Sep 2022, 13:00
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
Maybe someone will correct me but hasnít it always been like that just at much lower levels of activity? I recall 25-30 years ago it was just a few easyJet, Debonair and Monarch with a smattering of Britannia and Ryanair.
The difference then was that the airport had the capacity to accept a decent amount of ad-hocs, charters for sporting events and diversions etc. Plus there was always a variety of cargo aircraft parked on the hangar line together with many interesting aircraft visiting Monarch for attention. I started work airside in 1986 and my camera was always busy (but these days on the airliner front it could almost be retired!)

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Old 11th Sep 2022, 17:33
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Can't see any changes at ACL or NOTAMs saying that but Gov & Medical were always exempt.
June 14th- September 16th. Add to the list Euro football matches
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Old 11th Sep 2022, 17:53
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Ok, found it from EGGW Flight Ops
No ad hoc movements will be permitted including Commercial, GA and Maintenance between 2200-0559 GMT 14th June – 16th September
Usual hourly slot quotas though but back to 24hr for the FBOs (sorry SEN).
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 12:08
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[QUOTE=pabely;11294229]Got to agree with that. Expect restrictions at NHT & STN with traffic overflowing to other airports. LHR could benefit as it has capacity and does not affect current pax

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/foreign-di...201303443.html
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 12:25
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I doubt many London airports are that keen about the prospect of large numbers of VVIPs flying into London.
You have a very large number of extremely demanding customers, all turning up at once, with very little chance of much repeat business in the next few years. The complete opposite of what most businesses want - namely a consistent or long term predictable level of demand from customers who buy the product regularly.
The aviation industry struggled big time to cope with the return of mass demand to fly after Covid
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 13:23
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Got to agree with that. Expect restrictions at NHT & STN with traffic overflowing to other airports. LHR could benefit as it has capacity and does not affect current pax

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/foreign-di...201303443.html
I would assume that the usual Netjets, Vistajet & Air Hamburg will have to go somewhere else than NHT unless carrying said VVIPs so Luton could benefit from those. NOTAM tomorrow between 12:00 & 20:00 effectively closed to all but HRH traffic.
Also STN cannot accept any Northside diversions so any late Farnborough arrivals are likely to be directed towards Luton or beyond.
Any medium term metal might be asked to relocate to another airfield for a few days.

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Old 12th Sep 2022, 17:38
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I would expect that they will take any execs they can. A one or two night stop is better than nothing. Some might just drop off their vips and then park elsewhere.

Also, invitations ask as many as possible to use commercial flights to ease congestion and emissions.
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 18:28
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The world order is about to be revealed by those leaders that have to use Luton.
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The world order is about to be revealed by those leaders that have to use Luton.
That doesn't count in the world of FBOs
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Old 12th Sep 2022, 22:34
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I am hearing the airport will be closing for a small part of Sunday afternoon, during the funeral and again on Monday and Tuesday.

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Small airport with few acres. Spotters beware!
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Originally Posted by LTNman View Post
I am hearing the airport will be closing for a small part of Sunday afternoon, during the funeral and again on Monday and Tuesday.
The Funeral is on Monday.
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I know, so it will be closed twice on Monday? Begs the question apart from the funeral why does it need to close at all. Don’t remember Stansted closing when Air Force one uses Stansted.

Sunday closure now showing as a NOTAM. We will see if any other dates are added.

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If I interpret the Notam correctly, closure is on Sunday from 1845-1915, I assume UTC. There is a minutes silence at 2000 local.
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Hard to put in other Notams as dignitaries could arrive early or late.
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Originally Posted by Teaboy24 View Post
If I interpret the Notam correctly, closure is on Sunday from 1845-1915, I assume UTC. There is a minutes silence at 2000 local.
Correct
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Just noticed that some easyJet German from Luton haven't been running, I know these were running before the pandemic, but didn't realise they'd been dropped.

Luton-Berlin
Luton-Munich
Luton-Dortmund

Luton-Madrid was dropped but is resuming this winter. Are there any others which were dropped and haven't returned?

Germany isn't really served at all from the airport now. And no flights to Scandinavia with any carrier either, would be good to see Flyr tapping into this unserved market.
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Luton-Madrid was dropped but is resuming this winter. Are there any others which were dropped and haven't returned?
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Rome and Dubrovnik come to mind
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Luton Berlin restarts 30 Oct 2022
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My friends outbound Tenerife flight has been moved to Gatwick but the Luton return is going ahead.
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